I love APEC because it is very fun; you learn so much and you get to meet animals. My favorite is the chinchilla! —Danny

APEC Homeschool Journal

My favorite parts about Alley Pond were touching the ball pythons, the chinchilla, and the eastern box turtle. I liked learning that the park was built on a landfill. I also liked going outside, seeing the windmill that drew water for Alley Pond. We saw a praying mantis on the boardwalk and heard the red-winged blackbirds call. I learned that the boardwalk was made out of recycled plastic. The rabbits were furry but the ferrets are stinky. The bearded dragon can puff up its face to scare people. – Samuel

APEC Homeschool Journal

Thank you so much for organizing our classes and teaching us. We learned so much and had so much fun! We will always remember the fun we had, and we will see you soon! Love, Aviva, Moshe, Matthew, Samuel and Danny

APEC Homeschool Journal

I would like to commend [the educator] and say how impressed I was with her knowledge, her patience, her kindness, and her rapport with the children. We were with the homeschool class that did a series of 4 classes for ages 4-7. My boys have a very difficult time sitting, and have tried many educators' patience. But not [our APEC educator!]. Although I could hear from outside the class that they were behaving as they usually behave, I have rarely seen an educator handle a class so skillfully and deal with difficult students like my boys without losing his or her cool, or indeed, show any signs of annoyance at all. You are fortunate to have such a wonderful educator and we were fortunate to experience her classes. Thank you! - Jessie


Class Visits
Please Note:
Due to high demand for school trips, space is limited. As a result a $50 nonrefundable deposit for each class attending the school trip is required at the time of booking.

These homeschool programs are geared for children ages 5-10. If you have an early childhood or middle/high school group, please contact us directly and we can customize a program for you!

Led by seasoned APEC educators, these workshops will include an indoor orientation on a topic of your choice, a hands on live animal demonstration, and a guided interpretive nature walk through our trails. These tailor-made programs are 1 1/2 hour long.


APEC requires all homeschool groups to have one parent act as coordinator for trips. This parent alone will be responsible for handling deposit and balance of payment to APEC.

To schedule a trip call 718-229-4000 ext. 210.


Please see our Homeschool Brochure for more information.